The Mill Site Lodge/Fischer Place Auxiliary raised $1,500 during their annual spring raffle.
Members of the auxiliary gathered on July 7 to draw the winner of the raffle, which ran from April to June this past spring. Auxiliary president Carol England said the raffle went very well, despite them not being able to sell tickets at the Cariboo Mall this year.
“We put them in businesses and made $1,500, so it was a good sale,” England said. “All our money will go to buying little comfort items for all the residents (at Mill Site and Fischer Place).”
Bev McWilliams took first place and a handcrafted wooden welcome sign, Diana Kelly took second and a Seasons garden basket, Lorie Johnston took third and a $100 Save-On-Foods gift card, Pam Konhonen took fourth and a quilted tea basket and Diane Atkins took fifth and a small handcrafted wooden bowl.
England thanked everyone who bought raffle tickets this year. The proceeds will be used to buy the residents of Mill Site and Fischer Place bingo prizes and other items.
She noted that both facilities are starting to open up and doing more events after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. England said the auxiliary is looking for new members to volunteer at these events.
“We’d just like to let everyone know we are in dire need of new members,” England said. “It’s a fulfilling job. I’ve always enjoyed it, and our ladies enjoy being here and helping out. You volunteer as much or as little as you like.”
Volunteers with the auxiliary typically help run events like bingo, visit with the seniors and help out where they’re needed. Right now England said they have about 10 volunteers and always welcome more. Those looking to volunteer can contact England at 250-395-6018.